The world is currently under siege from an enemy we cannot even see. The coronavirus has rocked the world and shuttered entire nations across the planet. Yet, as we often see in times of crisis, the human spirit is indomitable and despite the lockdowns, protests, and general chaos in the world these couples found a way to remain triumphant on their wedding days.
Here are 10 of the best coronavirus weddings that have not been canceled. Couples from all over the world have gotten creative so they can carry on with their big day. There are more than enough funny wedding moments and creative wedding ideas to go around.
Lithuanian Couple with Facemasks
Lithuania had a couple overcome the odds recently. Two young Lithuanians -- Alla and Modi -- were happily able to walk down the aisle while wearing some festive face masks. Once it was time to seal their vows with a kiss they planted a nice one right through their face masks on each other. It is hard to beat the funny wedding moments that this couple will be able to share. While many others around the world were busy postponing a wedding, this couple was creating lighthearted wedding videos.
Cardboard Wedding Guests
Dan Stuglik and Amy Simonson were not excited when the lockdown was first announced in Michigan. Their wedding date was at the end of the month. Well, despite the lockdown, their wedding went off without a hitch as their backyard was filled with 100 cardboard cutouts for their guests. Even though there were not any physical guests there that day the spirit of the evening was triumphant with the newly created bond for the newlyweds. It is hard to find better lighthearted wedding videos than the ones that were recorded here.
Masked Family & Friends
The people in Hong Kong have been struggling with the pandemic almost longer than anyone else in the world. A young couple was able to complete their wedding vows despite the strict lockdowns in place. All they asked was that all guests wear masks. The people of Hong Kong have already shown the world that they will not give up hope even whenever presented with overwhelming odds and they only continue to inspire the rest of the world with their fighting spirit. They are not a culture obsessed with postponing a wedding.
Backyard Wedding with Social Distance
Nova Connolly and Edwin Nunez were remiss when the lockdowns were first announced. Until they decided to hold their wedding anyways despite the restrictions. They were able to have it in their parents' backyard while observing the strict social distancing rules. That is probably not what their parents had expected for their child’s wedding but they were more than happy to help their kids formally proclaim their love for each other. The number of creative wedding ideas that have cropped up out of the coronavirus weddings is only growing.
Empty Wedding Hall in Hungary
Gyorgy David Jablonovszky and Timea Jablonovszky were able to hold their wedding in a traditional wedding venue although there was a slight difference from other weddings. They did not have any guests in the hall other than their immediate family members. Despite this, they were rather excited as they walked down the aisle of the nearly completely empty building to seal the deal. Way to go for finding a way to make it happen despite the odds Gyorgy.
The Streets of Dresden
The streets of Dresden are normally filled with the hustle and bustle of business and tourism. The streets have been empty in recent weeks instead, thanks to the lockdowns restricting activity. Although faced with what may have seemed like an insurmountable challenge, local residents Boualem Bellil was able to kiss his bride Laila recently. Not only were they able to kiss but they were able to in front of the Procession of Princes. This is normally an incredibly busy tourist attraction. In the photos, you can seem them all alone there. Talk about a once in a lifetime wedding.
Snjezana Dacic and her new husband Rajko were able to have their wedding even though their home country of Bosnia was also under lockdown. They decided to have as much fun as they could with it. They designed their own facemasks. The masks were designed to make light of the situation at hand. Snjezana decided to paint hers to look like a pair of lips covered with lipstick while her husband penned a nice fancy mustache to his mask. There in the country of Bosnia two lovers were able to show the world that even whenever there is hardship in front of you, as long as you are beside the one that you love, it is possible to overcome anything and maintain a good sense of humor at the same time.
Married Just in Time
Although the state of New York has been the worst affected in the entire country of the United States in terms of the coronavirus epidemic two of the city’s residents decided that they would not let this stop them from tying the knot. Dana Cohen and Adam Quinn were able to hold their wedding without a hitch despite the New York State lockdowns. Perhaps the most interesting aspect of this story is that their wedding was supposed to be in the spring but they wanted to be able to share health insurance sooner than that. The pair shared a kiss over a (delicious-looking) Milk Bar cake.
Flowers in Jordan
The country of Jordan has been under lockdown for a while but despite that too young people were able to get married. The couple was at a resort near the Dead Sea where they had been quarantined for two weeks. They were able to receive a gift of flowers from one of the soldiers that were present at their ceremony. It just goes to show you that quarantine cannot stop love.
How do you take your wedding portrait whenever you are not allowed to have any guests? This was a question that a young couple from Wisconsin had to answer recently. In the city of Madison at the beginning of April Andrew and Emilye West were able to not only hold their wedding but also make their own self-portrait. They simply got a tripod and set up their phone with a self-timer so that way they could take their portrait without the use of a separate photographer. Talk about coming up with an ingenious solution to a novel problem!
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